My January Reads

One of the goals from my 10x10 for 2016 was to complete 12 books this year. I knocked out three times my goal this month, largely due to a slow period of homework (and the gift of audiobooks). I read a lot of what would traditionally be called "self-help" books, but I greatly enjoyed all …

An Aspiring Literatus: Seven Words I Learned in 2015

The best nuggets of erudite wisdom I received from my time in community college were simple, honest, and spoken by my talented English teacher, Mr. Hoppe: “Never write anything you wouldn’t want to read yourself.” “Always look up unfamiliar words as you come across them, otherwise your reading will be in vain.” (Paraphrased) His promulgations are …

KonMari Method

There are some phenomenal guides to the KonMari method out there, uppermost of which is, of course, Marie Kondo's book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up. I read this book in 2014 and went through the entire apartment with the aid of my husband and no help from my little newborn girl. I remember how startling …

God & Infinity

In The Universe In Zero Words, Dana MacKenzie mentions that the concept of infinity has been around for a long time, but when the idea of multiple infinities, infinities inside infinities, came around, it challenged a lot of people's faiths. They hesitated because to them God was infinity and multiple infinities suggest multiple gods. Sure, God could …